February 27, 2017

Statement from Senator Hassan on President Trump’s Deeply Concerning Proposed Budget Cuts

Statement from Senator Hassan on President Trump's Deeply Concerning Proposed Budget Cuts

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement expressing her deep concerns after the Trump Administration announced a federal budget outline that makes significant cuts to domestic priorities to increase defense spending:

"The deep cuts that the Trump Administration is poised to make to critical priorities are deeply troubling and would hurt New Hampshire's middle class families, environment and economy. We can ensure that our military is prepared to take on any threat without undermining our economy or causing harm to hard-working Americans. I am also troubled that proposed cuts to the State Department will undermine America's security interests, just as President Trump's own Defense Secretary has made clear. President Trump's reckless budget cuts would pull our economy backward without making us safer, and Congress should swiftly reject them."

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